Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Hello! Today I'm once again joining in the fun for Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha's Favorites. This post is a bit different because it doesn't show any of my own tea cup sets and I'm including people and items from my recent trip to Iowa. I wanted to share the lovely place setting and snacks that my dear friend, Marge, had ready for my cousin Nancy and me when we visited her.

Here's Marge sitting at the table.
 She didn't want to be in the picture, but isn't she cute?!

I don't know the name of her china but isn't it pretty?The coffee was just right and the ice cream was de-lish! It was Butter Brickle, which I haven't had in years! We also had scrumptious scones, which are in the center of the table in the photo with Marge. 

I bought these next two items in an antique store while I was in Iowa
and although they aren't "tea cups" I wanted to share them, too,
especially because I think they're so unique!

This little white china piece, with gold trim and d├ęcor, was in the $1.00 section of the store and I just had to have it! It looks like a sugar bowl until you see the actual size of it! It's only 3 inches wide and about 2-1/2 inches tall. (see the ruler below)

I guess it could be a toothpick holder,
but I think I'll put sugar and Splenda packets in it.

The only marking is the Made in Germany on the bottom.
This pretty little dish was also in the $1.00 section,
and I think it looks a bit like a deviled egg dish,
but it, too, is small. It's about 5 inches across
and 6 inches from top to bottom.
Can you see the little hole at the top?
I guess that's to hang it up on a wall, which I intend to do!

 This is really much prettier than it looks here.
 My cell phone does not take the best photos sometimes!
There is gold trim around the edges and also along the top edge.
The little curly flower stems are also gold.
There's not a single marking on the bottom, so I know nothing more about it.
Wishing everyone a beautiful, blissful rest of the week. Thanks for stopping by!

* Please stop back in a couple of days to find out about my newest give-away! *

"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion." -- Ann Wells 


  1. What fun finds. We love a good hunt in the thrift store when we have time. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Lovely to see the old fashioned tea cups being used...so few of us do now.

  3. I love your pretty patchwork placemats! The china is lovely too. The little cup is a toothpick holder. They were also called fairings because they were often won a fairs , and yours was made in Germany around 1890-1910. I love these little guys, and there are lots of toothpick collectors! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea and have a great week!

  4. Pretty purchases. And an incredible spread laid out for you and Nancy by Marge.

  5. Wish I could have joined in the pretty tea party!

    Critter Alley

  6. Catching up in Becky's world--glad you had a great visit in Iowa. Looks like it was a nice place to pick up some lovely china (and get some fun portraits). :-)

  7. Hi Becky... Pretty purchases. That dish will look pretty hanging on one of your walls. Susan


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